One person who was probably not all that sad to see former Kentucky coach Bill Curry announce his retirement from coaching at the end of the season is the Ol’ Head Ball Coach.
South Carolina’s Steve Spurrier and Curry have had a fractured relationship since Curry became head coach at Georgia Tech back in 1980. Spurrier was on the staff of Curry’s predecessor, Pepper Rodgers, but wasn’t retained by the new Tech head coach.
Spurrier didn’t forget.
It was a decision that Curry later admitted was a mistake. Spurrier went on to be the offensive coordinator at Duke, then later the head coach at Duke, then Florida, the Washington Redskins and now South Carolina. Coach Superior’s resume speaks for itself.
When Spurrier was at Florida and Curry at Kentucky, Florida beat UK by scores of 73-7 and 65-0. Among others.
Josh Kendall of The State newspaper in Columbia asked Spurrier about Curry’s retirement and the head Gamecock couldn’t resist a jab.
Spurrier said he did not have “any will” about Curry, but said Kendall, “in the next sentence, he mentioned he was 6-0 against Curry” as a head coach.